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Noel Joseph Gould 93 years of age Born Dec 18, 1928 Survived by his son Terry (Rara) Gould of We’koqma’q, Daughters – Betty Gould, Lori-Anne LeRoy, Norma Gould all of We’koqma’q and Kari (Audie) Patles of Eel Ground, New Brunswick, grand children, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, God Children – Dennis Gould, Gloria Gould. nieces, nephews, friends, family, and of course his community of We’koqma’q. The last ten years of Dad’s life have been challenging due to his age and the illness. He stayed to help Norma raise Chantel and Noel, they helped him get through the last few years. To Norma, Noel and Chantel for this we thank you. He is now reunited with his wife, Mary Pauline (Paul), his daughters; Anna and Doris, son; Clarence (McGee) and his Grandson Athanasius (Shishy). He was the last surviving member of his own family now reunited in heaven with brothers his Roddie, Peter, John and Andrew Gould. Sisters Nancy Paul, Bridget Basque, Mary Denny, Mary Jane Stevens and godchildren Howard Johnson and Donna Toney. Noel spent many years in We’koqma’q not only creating a home and a family, he also was creating a community. He was a former Band Councillor, Fire Fighter, a Keptin in grand council, a member of the Church Committee, MACS program, and recognized by the Governor General for his service. He held certification as a carpenter, welder, pipe fitter and crafts person. Noel was very well known and sought after as a carpenter and builder in Canada and the United States. Noel built many homes, our church, the We’koqma’q Family Healing Center, designed and made all items in the church (pews, alter, tabernacle, pulpit). Constructed to last with love. Together Noel and Pauline were able to conquer anything. Raising Children during the Centralization era, moving to Boston to raise their family and work. His career took him various places including Sarnia, Boston and New York, creating a network of dear friends no matter where he went, many called him Uncle, or Granddad. We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the We’koqma’q Health Center caregivers, doctors, nurses, The staff of the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, Inverness and Strait Richmond Hospitals. We appreciate all family and friends that helped Norma over the years. Visitation will take place at the We’koqma’q Community Centre, 15 Reservation Rd, We’koqma’q, NS on Tuesday, February 15 starting at 6pm. A limit of 60 people in the building, double vaccination and identification are required. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 11am at Blessed St. Kateri Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. Due to Covid Restrictions those attending the funeral have been contacted. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. The funeral service will have a live stream and PA outside of the church for family, please be respectful. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com Visitation Information Visitation February 15, 2022 Visitation Time After 6 p.m. Visitation Location We’Koqma’q Community Centre, 15 Reservation Rd, We'koqma'q First Nation Service Information Service Date Thursday, February 17, 2022 Service Time 11 a.m. Service Location Blessed St. Kateri Parish, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, We’koqma’q First Nation Burial Information Burial Date February 17, 2022 Burial Time Following funeral mass Burial Location Blessed Kateri Parish Cemetery
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